Chapter 3. Data Center Trends

The infrastructure of the data center has evolved at a rapid pace in recent years. Compute management and orchestration have developed into a flexible and open ecosystem of functions that support the agile consumption of the compute infrastructure that powers large-scale cloud computing. At the heart of the agility provided in the data center is the network. The principles of separating location from identity have proven crucial to enabling the malleability and agility required from the network to support the requirements of modern cloud computing.

This chapter discusses the predominant trends of the data center and the role of LISP in enabling these trends. It examines how LISP and the revolutionary concepts introduced ...

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